Wondering what to do with puff pastry? Make Caramel Apple Tarts.
At this time of year when the apples are falling off the tree, I crave caramel apples. At every fair, it's the one treat I look forward to. This is just caramel apples in a crust. Yum!
If you don't have puff pastry in your refrigerator, just use a regular pie crust. If you don't have that, just make caramel apples!
Makes one pie or 12 individual tarts
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup sweeted condensed milk (or 300-mL can)
2/3 cup golden corn syrup
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 apples, peeled and diced
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stir all ingredients until a temperature probe reaches 236°F. Make sure you stir constantly and ensure the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom and start to burn. Let cool.
Meanwhile, peel and dice the apples. Stir the apples into the cooled caramel mixture.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Roll out the puff pastry.
Fill the tart shell (or individual tart shells). Bake for 50-60 minutes (30-40 minutes for individual tart shells). Let cool. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
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